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The refurbishing and construction is completed at the All Veterans
Park and Memorial. Now it will soon be time to lay the inscribed
granite bricks for our veterans. Will yours be included? Time is
getting short. Bricks can be purchased for the veteran of any U.S.
war, past or present. We ask only that the veteran's name and branch
of service be included in the three lines of 13 characters each
(including punctuation and spaces). Use any other information about
the veteran that you wish to include in the spaces left.
names require two lines. Use the remaining spaces for information
that fits into the remaining spaces.
It is most fitting that we all honor our veterans by laying these
granite bricks in their honor to show them that we are most
appreciative of their having served our country and, in doing so,
they have preserved our freedoms that we so enjoy today because of
The veterans themselves, of course, can purchase these bricks for
themselves. But, we, the family and friends of the veterans, can
also purchase one in their name or memory. They can have served or
are presently serving in any war, conflict, police action, as well
as during the Cold War. There is no requirement that they must have
served overseas or in battle. Many served our country in the
positions assigned to them that prevented them from going overseas
or into battle. But they served in many needed positions. They are
veterans, male and female. And, being veterans, they helped in the
actions that kept America free from communism, dictatorship or even
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Freedom is not free! Sacrifices must be made to keep freedom. And
all veterans have sacrificed. Today we are enjoying the many
freedoms that our veterans have fought for over the many years from
1492 and even yet today. Our veterans are still preserving our way
of life here in America.
Let's get them on a brick and laid for eternity in the Veterans
Honor Roll that will surround the All Veterans Monument in All
Veterans Park on the triangle that lies between Union Street, Pekin
Street and College Avenue, Lincoln.
Complete your form(s). Attach your check in the amount of $35 per
brick and mail to the address on the form. Please do it today.
This $35 pays for the cost of the brick, the inscription, and the
few dollars left over will be in an escrow account to pay for the
maintenance of the park, flags for the large flagpole and the
"sidewalk of flags" poles. New flagpoles will be installed at a
later date. All monies realized from this project will be expended
on the maintenance of the park and flagpoles. After all monies are
expended, Lincoln AMVETS Post 71 will pay for needed projects,
Arnold Haak, chairman
1417 N. Logan St.
Lincoln, IL 62656-1222
(217) 732 8829